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A Title IV-E Graduate’s Courage Lead to Major Child Protection Reform in Pennsylvania

Author: Helen Cahalane, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW
Child Welfare Education and Research Programs, University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work

While originating from a tragic constellation of individual deviance, exploitation of trust and gaps in system responsibility, the high profile cases of child abuse in Pennsylvania increased public awareness of child maltreatment […]

October 27th, 2015|

What We Learned from the Sandusky Case

Author: Mario Cattabiani is the Director of Communications at Ross Feller Casey- one of the law firms that helped bring justice to several of the Sandusky victims.

Jerry Sandusky initially made a name for himself during the 32 years that he spent on the football coaching staff at Penn State. He […]

October 26th, 2015|

Girls’ Aggression and Child Welfare Social Work: Blog 13, Systems Change Through Relationship-Based Interviews

By Jane F. Gilgun and Samantha Hirschey, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA

In previous blogs, we discussed relational interviews as a means of getting to know young people and building circles of trust. In this blog, we show how relational interviews can create change in systems that are punitive when […]

September 29th, 2015|

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